Conferences

In this page, you will find information on the conferences and research events that I have organized or participated in. Click the links for more details.

Panels, Workshops and Conferences Organized

  1. 2018. Co-organized with Dr. Karen Bird. “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Mechanisms for Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Conference“. McMaster University, 5-8 Dec.
  2. 2018. Co-Organized with Drs. Tony Porter and Sara Bannerman. “Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations Mini-Workshop”. McMaster University, 15 Sep.
  3. 2017. Co-Organized with Dr. Kharis Templeman. “Electoral Malpractice in East and Southeast Asia One-Day Mini-Conference”. American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, 31 Aug- 3 Sep.
  4. 2017. Primary Organizer. “Types and Effects of Electoral Malpractice in Southeast Asia” Research Panel. Association for Asian Studies Conference, Toronto, 18 Mar 2017.
  5.  2014. Primary Organizer.”Asia-Canada: Transnational Collaborative Research Conference“, McMaster University, 4 Apr.
  6. 2013. Primary Organizer. “Political Representation of Women in Asia Workshop”, McMaster University, 3-5 Oct.

Invited Presentations 

  1. 2018. “Regulating Fake News: A Typology”, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, 8 Nov.
  2. 2018. “Regulating Fake News: What Is the Best Way Forward?”, College of Alice and Peter Tan Tea Talk, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 8 Nov.
  3. 2018. “Electoral Management of Social Media and Fake News in Asia” for “Roles of the Media in Electoral Processes” Election Management Capacity Building Program, Association of World Election Bodies (A-Web), Incheon, South Korea, 20-23 Oct.
  4. 2018. “Global Democratic Regression and Electoral Authoritarianism in Asia.” Exploring the New Frontiers of Democracy Conference. School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence, 26-28 Apr.
  5. 2016. “Minimal Factionalism in Singapore’s People’s Action Party.” Explaining the Rise and Varieties of Intra-Party Factionalism: Evidence from Competitive Party Systems in Southeast Asia, Naresuan University, Phitasanulok, Thailand, 31 Jul-3 Aug.
  6.  2014. “Sources of Electoral Competitiveness in Hegemonic Party Regimes: Political Attitudes and Prospects of Liberalization in Singapore.” Theoretical And Methodological Issues in the Study of Electoral Authoritarianism Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany, 15-16 Sep.
  7.  2014. “Why No Liberalizing Outcomes? Singapore’s Hegemonic Party Regimes after 2011 Elections.” Dominant Party Systems Conference, University of Michigan, USA, 9-10 May.
  8. “Constitutional Engineering and Regulating Ethnic Relations in Singapore.” Constitutional Design and Ethnic Conflict Workshop, New York University Law School, USA, 17 Nov.
  9. 2012. “Winner-Takes-All: A Study of the Effects of Group Representative Constituencies in Singapore.” Effects of District Magnitude Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 29-30
  10.  2012. “2012 Taiwan Elections.” Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, BC, 23 Jan.
  11. 2011.Studying Taiwanese Politics in Canada.” Studying Chinese Politics for Scholars in Canada Workshop, Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Waterloo, ON, 15 May.
  12. 2011. “ECFA’s Regional Impact and the Taiwan-Singapore Free-Trade Negotiations.” Living with Giants: A Canada-East Asia Dialogue on Regional and Global Issues, Taipei, Taiwan, 5-6 May.
  13. 2010. “Hegemonic Party Stability and Opposition Party Failure in Singapore.” Party Stability and Performance in Southeast Asia Workshop, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 15-16 Nov.
  14. 2009. “Institutionalized Hegemonic Party in Singapore.” Party and Party System Institutionalization in Asia Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, 27-28 Aug.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations 

  1. 2018. (with Cassandra Preece). “Quotas, Reserved Seats and Forms of Ethnic Representation in Asia” for “Beyond Numbers: Comparing Mechanisms for Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples” Conference, McMaster University, 5-8 Dec.
  2. 2018. “Regulating Fake News in East and Southeast Asia” for “Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations” Mini-Workshop, McMaster University, 15 Sep.
  3. 2018. (with Tony Porter). “Global Dimensions of the Digitization of the Public Sphere: Implications for Electoral Integrity and Democratic Governance.” Presented by Tony Porter at “Digitalization and Governance of the EGPA Permanent Study Group XIII” Workshop at the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep 5-7.
  4. 2018. “Electoral Management of Social Media and Fake News in East and Southeast Asia.” Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management Pre-APSA Workshop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 29 Aug.
  5. 2018. “Face Book and Party Engagement in Singapore.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, University of Regina, 2 Jun.
  6. 2018. (with Colette Nyirakamana and Helen Beny). “Who is the Next Singapore of Africa? South-South Co-operation and Authoritarian Learning in Ethiopia and D.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, University of Regina, 2 Jun.
  7. 2017. “Elected Women Politicians in Singapore’s Parliament: An Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profile.” 3rd New Research on Gender in Political Psychology Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, 22-24 Oct.
  8. 2017. “Effects of Gerrymandering and Ethnic Minority Representation in Singapore.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2 Sep 2017.
  9. 2017. “Gerrymandering in Singapore.” Association for Asian Studies Conference, Toronto, 16-19 Mar 2017.
  10. 2016. (with Michelle Dion). “Women’s Descriptive Representation and Perceptions of Corruption in East Asia and Latin America.” Corruption and Gender Workshop, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 23-4 May.
  11. 2014. “Multiseat Plurality Bloc Voting: Comparing Singapore, Cameroon, Djibouti and Chad.” Association for Asian Studies-In-Asia Conference, Singapore, 17-19 Jul.
  12. 2013. “The Higher, the Fewer: Women Politicians in Singapore’s Hegemonic Party.” Political Representation of Women in Asia Workshop, 3-5 Oct, McMaster University.
  13. 2013. “Strategic Dilemmas and Coordination: Hegemonic Party Resilience and Change in Singapore and Taiwan.” American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, USA 28-30 Aug.
  14. 2013. “Ethnic Quota and Unintended Effects on Women’s Political Representation in Singapore.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Victoria, BC, 5 Jun.
  15. 2013. “Multiracialism and Politics of Regulating Ethnic Relations in Singapore.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Victoria, BC, 4 Jun.
  16. 2013. “Quotas and Legislative Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Women: The Case of Singapore.” Electoral Quotas and Political Representation: Comparative Perspectives Workshop, European Consortium for Political Research Joint Session of Workshops, Mainz, Germany, 11-16 Mar.
  17. 2012. “Embracing Uncertainty and Democratization in Singapore.” Association for Asian Studies Conference, Toronto, ON, 16 Mar.
  18. 2009. “Managed Liberalization: The Singapore Way.” Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, 16 Oct.
  19. 2009. “Institutionalized Leadership: Resilient Hegemonic Party Autocracy in Singapore.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Ottawa, ON, 28 May.
  20. 2008. “Whither Asian Values Debate? Revisiting the Singapore Puzzle.” Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Waterloo, ON, 13 Nov.
  21. 2008. “Party Organization, Cohesion and Resilience: The Rise and Fall of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taiwan.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, 5 Jun.
  22. 2007. “Political Leadership and Party-Building: Authoritarian Durability and Change in Taiwan.” Taiwan Foundation For Democracy, Taipei, 10 Dec.
  23. 2007. “Co-ordinated Engagement as a Way Forward for Post-27/9 Burma.” Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Roundtable on Burma, Taipei, 8 Oct.
  24. 2006. “Inducements and Constraints: Authoritarian Durability in Asia.” Canadian-Comparative Politics Workshop, University of British Columbia, BC, 7 Dec.
  25. 2003. “Human Security in Southeast Asia: A Gender and Constructivist perspective.” Canadian Consortium on Asia Pacific Security Conference, Calgary, AB, 5 Dec.

Panels, Workshops and Conferences (Participated)

  1. 2018. Moderator and Rapporteur. “A Learning Event: Myanmar”, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, 18 Dec.
  2. Chair and Discussant. “Digital Democracy: Transformation and Public Contestations Mini-Workshop”, 15 Sep.
  3. 2018. Chair. “Administrating Election Day” panel in Pre-APSA “Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management” Workshop, MIT, 29 Aug.
  4. 2018. Chair and Discussant. “Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion.” Research Panel, Canadian Political Science Association Conference, University of Regina, 1 Jun.
  5. 2017. Panelist. “Government for the People?” Roundtable Discussion, 10th Annual Munk Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, 17 Mar.
  6. 2013. Chair and Discussant. “Taiwanese Politics” panel, North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 21-2 Jun.
  7. 2011. Chair. Parties as Organizations & Parties as Systems Workshop, University of British Columbia, BC, 21 May.
  8. 2008. Discussant. “Dominant Party System and Policy Reform.” Canadian Political Science Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, 4 Jun.
  9. 2015. Chair. “International Development, Imperialism and National Identity” panel, Asian Research Working Group Conference, McMaster University, 11 May.
  10.  2013. Poster presenter. “Asian Research Working Group.” Forward with Integrity Event, McMaster University, 10 Oct.